Fixed-term contract until 01/10/2024, 1.0 FTE.
We offer an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate to manage a collaborative innovation partnership between Warwick Business School, the University of Warwick and Morgan Sports Law, a company that specialises in sports arbitration and litigation.
We are looking to recruit a graduate in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or another quantitative subject, to undertake this 18-month project. The overall aim of this project is to develop Data Science and Machine Learning solutions to automate text extraction and analysis.
The successful applicant will work with large, unstructured datasets of documents and will be responsible for developing deep learning NLP models and for providing the partner company with the necessary expertise and infrastructure for its future development.
The position offers:
- An exciting project that combines innovative multidisciplinary research and new techniques from data science and machine learning with an impactful commercial application.
- Opportunity to influence the operations and strategy of the largest dedicated sports disputes resolution team in Europe, which routinely acts in some of the world’s highest profile sports disputes (see for example the cases of Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Chris Froome and Maria Sharapova).
The successful applicant will routinely work directly with a wide range of Morgan Sports Law personnel, including those in the legal, innovation, marketing, finance, and management teams.
- The invaluable experience of independently managing a high-profile project.
- Access to a budget of £3000 for professional development and training.
- Mentoring and support from academic staff and industry professionals alike.
The working model for the successful candidate will be a hybrid one, with some of the week being based remotely (either at home or at Morgan Sports Law’s London office) and the rest of the time in person at Morgan Sports Law’s offices in Oxted. They will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Morgan Sports Law and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.
For an informal discussion of this role, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Morgan Sports Law) or email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org (University of Warwick).
Interview date: TBC
Please note that, due to the confidentiality of the project, the level of detail disclosed in initial discussions with candidates will be limited in some respects (full details would be disclosed at an appropriate stage of the application process).
This post is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) initiative funded by Innovate UK. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 45 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. If you want to apply your degree and experience, start a “real job” straight away and gain a professional qualification, then a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is what you're looking for. For further information visit http://ktp.innovateuk.org/.
About Morgan Sports Law and The Academic Team
Morgan Sports Law: Morgan Sports Law was founded in 2013, and now comprises the largest dedicated sports disputes resolution team in Europe. This project falls within the remit of Morgan Sports Law’s Innovation Team, led by Richard Martin (Partner). Richard has overall responsibility for the project within Morgan Sports Law, but will also directly supervise the successful candidate alongside Sam Comb (Trainee Solicitor).
The Academic Team: This is a project supported by an experienced academic team at the University of Warwick. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will be supervised by Dr Zhewei Zhang and Professor Joe Nandhakumar, and be associated with the Warwick Business School (WBS), a research-led, triple-accredited university-based business school with a portfolio of world-class programmes.
The role of the Data Scientist (KTP Associate) is to manage a collaborative innovation partnership between Warwick Business School, the University of Warwick and Morgan Sports Law, a company that specialises in sports arbitration and litigation. The overall aim of this project is to develop Data Science and Machine Learning solutions to automate text extraction and analysis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will:
- Liaise and collaborate with the relevant Morgan Sports Law staff and gain understanding of the commercial environment the company operates in.
- Carry out research to identify, evaluate and solve problems relevant to the company:
- Working with the academics to identify, study and utilise relevant literature
- Research solutions to a range of specific data problems
- Implement, test, and document technical solutions for solving these problems
- Document research outputs and disseminate results both internally:
- Engage with potential new customers to understand market needs
- Iterate on the development of algorithms and supplementary technology to facilitate finding product-market fit
- With the support of the team, identify optimal options for route to market
- Manage the project independently, including running monthly project meetings, and liaising with the academic team.
- Manage their own personal development plan with support from the advisors and make active use of the provided resources.